Save the Date for MABL's 2023 Scholarship Gala to be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023

Save the Date!

Save the Date for MABL's 2023 Scholarship Gala!

Saturday, November 18, 2023 at 6pm

Location: The Fillmore Minneapolis

Attire: Black Tie / Gown
Save the Date for MABL's 2023 Scholarship Gala to be held on Saturday, November 18, 2023

MABL Law School Pipeline Bill

The MABL Law School Pipeline Bill is no longer a dream but a reality. The bill appropriates $700,000 over two years to MABL to stand up a program to assist Minnesota college students who aspire to be law students

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George Floyd Remembrance Statement

On May 25, 2020, the world lost George Floyd to racism, violence, and police misconduct. The brutality and inhumanity of Mr. Floyd’s murder were captured in undeniable technical color and broadcasted around the world, leading to a global outcry for accountability

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Black History Is US History

In the wake of the murder of Tyre Nichols, in the wake of the memory of George Floyd, in the wake of the anniversary of Amir Locke on the land that once held Dred Scott captive, we are reminded that Black history is a history of carrying the hope of freedom even in our darkest days; our history is one of struggle and beautiful resilience in the face hopeless violence and loss and unspeakable love and hope.

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Judicial Endorsement Process

MABL proudly endorses qualified judicial candidates for appointment.
Qualified judicial candidates may formally apply for MABL endorsement using the process outlined by the Judicial Endorsement Committee. All endorsement requests must be completed by submitting a MABL Judicial Endorsement Application.


Job Board

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Board of Directors

Dana Mitchell

Immediate Past President:
Uzodima Frank Aba-Onu

Vice President:
Abou Amara, Jr.

Jules Porter

Amanda Matchett

At-Large Directors:
Lee Atakpu
Rashanda Bruce
Kevin Lindsey
Toni Ojoyeyi
Ian Taylor, Jr.



Featured Members

Toni Ojoyei

Toni Ojoyeyi

Membership level: Attorney Private Sector

Organization: Spencer Fane

Board member Toni Ojoyeyi was recently selected as a Minnesota Super Lawyers, Rising Star Attorney for 2023. She was also featured in the 2023 issue of Super Lawyers. She currently practices employment law at Spencer Fane.

Kristien Butler

Kristien Butler

Membership level: Attorney Public Sector

Organization: Minnesota Office of Administrative Hearings


In 2022, Judge Butler was appointed as an Assistant Chief Administrative Law Judge. Judge Butler previously served as an At-Large Director for MABL.

Upcoming Events

MABL Annual 2023 Meeting

Jun 28, 2023 5:00PM—7:00PM

Nilan Johnson Lewis 250 S. Marquette Minneapolis, MN 55401

Arc Toward Justice 2023

May 20, 2023 6:00PM

Westminster Town Hall Forum 1200 Marquette Avenue Minneapolis, MN 55403

MN-CBAC’s Third Annual Twin Cities Legal D&I Data Reveal | November 16, 2022, 2-3:30 CT | Hybrid: Target Plaza Commons, 1011 Nicollet Mall, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Nov 16, 2022 2:00PM—3:30PM

Hybrid: Target Plaza Commons | 1011 Nicollet Mall | Minneapolis, Minnesota 55403

Mission Statement

The mission of the Minnesota Association of Black Lawyers is to:
Promote and support the professional development of Black lawyers, judges, and law students in Minnesota; Address the legal issues affecting the Black community in Minnesota; and advance education, excellence, and racial equity in the pursuit of justice.